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Human Resources Specialist - Level 3 Apprenticeship Business Administrator British Army

If you want to get a qualification in business administration, but also like action, travel and adventure then becoming a HR Specialist with the British Army could be the perfect solution.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,985.00 - £20,400.00

  • Working week

    Depending on the training and operations of your regiment, you will usually work Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00. You could be working longer hours during training exercises or if deployed on operations. You will often finish early on a Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    78 weeks

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


An Army HR job is like no other HR job. As an HR Specialist, you could be attached to any unit and go with them wherever they go. Although you’ll be a soldier, you’ll be fully trained in HR, starting with an advanced apprenticeship in business administration.

You’ll have responsibility from day one and the chance to move up into senior roles – Chartered Accountant, for example. With worldwide travel, adventure training and the chance to make friends for life, it’s exciting as well as rewarding.

Duties will include:

  • Serve within any unit of the British Army
  • Make an immediate impact, with real responsibility from day one
  • You'll be managing pay, holidays and allowances for soldiers
  • You'll update critical data on personnel on bespoke HR software
  • Enjoy exceptional prospects for promotion
  • Move into specialist support roles, such as a Chartered Accountant
  • Fantastic travel opportunities: there are Army HR Specialists in every British Embassy around the world

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must have a basic level of fitness and be able to work well in a group
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • We welcome people into the Army from all backgrounds
  • There is no ‘typical’ Soldier candidate! You don’t need any military experience, just an appetite to take on responsibility and be part of a team

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Promotion to Lance Corporal may follow after about 3 years as a Private. As your career progresses, you’ll have the chance to work towards other qualifications that may include a fully funded degree in HR or certifying as a chartered accountant

About the employer

The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper.

We offer over 76 different entry level jobs, and in each and every one of these positions are opportunities for gaining skills and qualifications. No matter what your background or experience, you can find where you belong in the British Army.

We’ll help you uncover strengths you didn’t know you had, and you’ll feel the benefits not just for your Army career but wherever your career leads afterwards.

Benefits will include:

  • Over 40 different apprenticeship schemes
  • World-class training
  • Opportunities to gain qualifications as your career progresses, including degree level qualifications
  • A highly competitive benefits package
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and freedom to follow to your religion
  • Women have access to the same challenges, pay and promotions as men
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Outstanding sporting and adventurous training opportunities
  • 38 days paid leave per year
  • Subsidised food and accommodation


British Army


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BRITISH ARMY

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You'll start with your initial military training which will teach you how to be a soldier - this will cover everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle. If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years 5 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate. If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years 1 month), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training
  • You then get 15 weeks’ specialist training at Worthy Down, Winchester to learn about the administration of military personnel and start your apprenticeship. You’re trained to use our information systems and you will also get your Category B Driving licence (car). Later in your career, you will have opportunities to take further recognised qualifications in Business Management and HR. These include apprenticeships and degrees
  • You’ll finish your apprenticeship whilst working with your unit
  • If you have not got English and/or maths GCSE level 4/C, you will be given additional support and training to achieve Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

You'll start your application online by registering and then submitting an application to be a Soldier. As you progress through the application process, you can select your preferred soldier job choice: HR Specialist.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Nov 2021